Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox will play tonight at 8:07 PM (ET) at Tropicana Field in Florida for Game 1 of the American League Division Series of the 2021 MLB season. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game, such as the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it.

Two teams that know each other pretty well will take the field when the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays host the inconsistent Boston Red Sox for the first game of a best-of-five series. At this point, anything can happen.

The Rays boast one of the best pitching staffs in all the Majors and it seems like they always have a shot to win regardless of who's on the mound. But the Red Sox's explosive offense could give every team in the world a lot of trouble.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox: Match Information

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Time: 8:07pm (ET)
Venue: Tropicana Field, Florida 

Starting Pitchers: Shane McClanahan (Rays), Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox)

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox: Time By State In The U.S.

ET: 8:07 PM
CT: 7:07 PM
MT: 6:07 PM
PT: 5:07 PM

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox: Storylines

The Tampa Bay Rays have consistently been the best team in the American League East over the past couple of years, so it's not surprising to see them once again at the top of their division. Now, they need to finish the job once and for all.

Then again, they'll have a tough time going against a savvy manager such as Alex Cora, who's proven to be tailor-made for the postseason. The Boston Red Sox haven't been nearly half as good as they were during their last World Series run but they can still get hot pretty quickly.

How To Watch Or Live Stream Free Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox In The U.S.

The 2021 American League Division Series game between Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox to be played on October 7 at Tropicana Field in Florida will be broadcasted in the United States by FS1 and MLB TV.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox: Odds and Predictions

As expected, oddsmakers believe that the Tampa Bay Rays will get a somewhat easy win in Game 1. Right now, they have odds of -160, while the game total is set at just 8 runs.

Winner Rays -160
Game Total o/u 8

* Odds via FanDuel